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How current Padres batters have fared against Scott Kazmir

San Diego might actually stand a chance tonight

This looks like one of those PSAs warning about the dangers of meth.
This looks like one of those PSAs warning about the dangers of meth.
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Since Scott Kazmir is starting for the Dodgers tonight, I thought I'd take a look and see how current Padres hitters have done against him in the past. Of the 13 position players on San Diego's active 25-man roster, just seven have faced Kazmir. Naturally Jabari Blash hasn't, since he made his major league debut yesterday, nor have youngsters Christian Bethancourt and Travis Jankowski. I suppose Wil Myers still counts as a youngster even though this is his fourth year in the majors, but I was a bit more surprised to see that veterans Jon Jay, and to a lesser extent, Brett Wallace have never went up against Kazmir. Starting pitcher James Shields has never batted against Kazmir, but that stands to reason since they spent their entire careers in the American League until joining their current clubs, and were teammates with Tampa Bay.

H/AB Slash line Other
Matt Kemp 2/9 .222/ .300/ .222 BB, 4 K
Derek Norris 2/4 .500/ .600/ .750 2B, BB, K
Alexei Ramirez 9/24 .375/ .407/ .667 2 2B, 3B, HR, 7 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K
Adam Rosales 9/25 .360/ .385/ .480 HR, RBI, BB, 4 K
Yangervis Solarte 1/5 .200/ .333/ .200 BB, K
Cory Spangenberg 0/2 .000/ .000/ .000 K
Melvin Upton 2/6 .333/ .500/ 1.000 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, K

As a group they have hit .333/ .393/ .533 with 25 hits, four doubles, a triple, three home runs, and 10 RBI in 75 at-bats while taking eight walks and striking out 15 times.